Modern vs. Traditional – You Decide!
by Christie Connolley
Have you ever been in a production of Le Nozze di Figaro where the count was a member of the Nazi Party and Susanna was a Jewish peasant? How about a production of Falstaff where phallic symbols were present in every corner? No? Me either, but you may have heard that modern opera interpretation is all the rage! Some call it fresh and innovative, some call it Eurotrash.
What do you call it?